Monthly wages are far too low in Cuba for ordinary people to afford a car. But with a bit of ingeniuty, some people there have found a way of making their own pedal cars out of spare parts and bikes.
The humble bicycle is gradually shedding its grim association with Cuba's economic crisis and making a comeback buoyed by demand from tourists and Cubans frustrated by poor public transportation.
Ironically, it's a state institution, the University of Havana, that's running communist-ruled Cuba's first startup incubator. It's supported by the Humboldt University of Berlin. Andreas Knobloch went to visit.
Cuba's first ultra luxury hotel opened its doors Monday in Havana, with guests paying up to $2,500 a night to stay in five-star comfort on the Communist island.
So far, the internet age has largely bypassed the Caribbean island of Cuba. Now, the first two thousand private households are to go online in the capital, Havana, by the end of 2016.
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